Corporate Counsel, Ethics

Corporate Counsel 2019: Balancing a Dual Attorney and Business Role


This course, presented by a panel of in-house attorneys, discusses the dual roles of being both General Counsel and Corporate Director. The panel will discuss common scenarios in the corporate world and what each panelist would do in that situation.






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The combination of scenarios and commentary made this a very interesting presentation.

The case studies were particularly interesting in providing discussion around the difficulties in-house counsel faces wearing multiple hats.

The discussion around making business decisions around legal ramifications is really good along with the decision of one of the panelists to leave when she was on the fence regarding the ethics of a corporation.

Be polite to regulators; obligation to tell on other lawyers for unethical actions; have a crisis management team at the ready; duty to withdraw if an issue is repugnant to your legal ethics; get D&O insurance when serving on non-profit boards; distinguish between legal and business issues when giving advice; put restrictive covenant language from other employer in new offer letter; don't be GC and oversee HR.

Very interesting information.

This program was helpful regarding when to retain outside counsel and I appreciate the advice regarding the dual role of GC and HR Director.

Interesting insight to dual role of business adviser and general counsel and potential conflicts of interest.

Excellent presentation!

Appreciate the variety of insight.

Great insight on handling the BOD role vs. the GC role. The tips on presenting an opinion from a business side, legal side, and regulatory side were extremely helpful! Also, the advice on the conflict with a GC playing an HR role was excellent and something I will use going forward.

Preparing offer letters for new hires subject to a former employer's non-solicitation, non- compete or NDA clauses/agreements; advising in-house counsel; marketing in-house counsel and, finally,representing former employees.

The refresher portion on ethics was much appreciated. I also enjoyed the discussion around serving on a board.

The presenters were engaging and gave examples that brought the legal/ethical issues to life.

I thought overall the scenarios were insightful. Particularly helpful in regards to non-competes in agreements.


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Course InformationHighlights
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop or mobile devices
  • Discount for section members
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.